Jackie O’Gara-Jung, MA

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Asking for help can feel like a daunting task. Maybe something specific brought you to this page—a big life decision, grief, excessive worry, or low moodOr maybe it’s that dreaded feeling of being stuck.” No matter what it is, you don’t have to walk that path alone. Asking for help is a beautiful form of vulnerability— the birthplace of love, joy, trust, intimacy, and courage. 

I’m here to help. And that means that the “one size fits all” approach probably won’t cut it. I’ll do my best to integrate treatment approaches that best suit your needs as an individual. Whether it’s working with you to challenge core beliefs, identify strengths and resources, or build a coping skills toolkit I want to ensure that you’re making progress towards your goals. I view therapy as a collaborative process in which the therapist and client work together to cultivate change. 

I’m very passionate about working with both young adults and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, such as anxiety, depression, disordered eating, and trauma. I believe that clients should feel safe, heard, and supported throughout the therapy process. My goal is to create a non-judgmental space where clients feel open to sharing their authentic self.

SPECIALTIES

Young Adults

Depression

Anxiety

Eating disorders

Self-esteem

Identity concerns

Life transitions

Stress management

Grief/loss

Trauma

Coping Skills

education

M.A. – Counseling Psychology, University of St. Thomas

B.A. Psychology and Family Studies, University of St. Thomas

clinical experience

Reed Behavioral Health

Bethel University Counseling Services (Practicum)

The Emily Program

Allendale Association

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.

resources

Understanding research and the root cause of common psychological issues is a great first step to creating a healthier you!

What is Trauma and How Can Therapy Help? Trauma Handout